What were/are THE MOST EVIL things done in the name of religion?
The Islamic conquest of India, with around a hundred million dead. It was worse than Islam's jihad conquering mostly Christian Iraq and Egypt because pagan Hindus couldn't even get some protection per Shariah law if they could afford the jizya tax.
I'd have to say that Muslims cutting off people's heads for not converting to or practicing Islam, mutilating women, and forcing young, young girls to get married to middle aged men. Also, the intent to destroy the USA and the West. You can say that Christianity is bad, but Christians never said they were out to destroy a population. The Crusades was a response to Muslim oppression. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were Catholic, but I think their motive behind the Inquisition was to dominate and have total control over people, plus they were anti-Semites and drove the Moors out of Spain in order to take over the country. In the Old Covenant, God leads His people into war against people who have done terrible things like sacrifice babies and children to false gods, and they would not repent. God at times sent people to those civilizations to tell them to repent. But that's God telling people to do that in the Old Testament, the old covenant, and there were no Christians then, so you can't blame Christianity for that. Jewish people are about the most peaceful people you can imagine.
"Christians never said they were out to destroy a population" - Christians DESTROYED the Native Americans! They stole their land, their lives, their way of life. They did the same to the Aztecs and Mayans. It was the largest genocide on Earth!
I beg to differ. I think the largest genocide on earth was the Holocaust, and we know they weren't Christians. When the Conquistadors saw the bloody violent alters that the Aztecs/Mayans had, they were appalled. Sickness killed them, not the men.
The Nazis AND Hitler all self identified as CHRISTIAN!. You can't keep repeating the lie that is wasn't a Christian pogrom. It was the Christians against the Jews. plain and simple.
No, i am not deluded, you are. It only takes a tiny amount of research to discover that Hitler was a Christian. Why do you want to deny it? It's not like Hitler was the only example of religious murderers.
Yeah, Hitler really embodied Christ! He was not exterminating Jews in the name of Christianity! Put this stupid argument to rest already!
Austinstar-Are you really so ignorant as to believe that Hitler represented Christianity? Use your "logic" that you apparently possess.
Only a fool thinks that one person could represent Christianity.
I SAID - Hitler claimed to be Christian. I DID NOT SAY THAT HE REPRESENTED CHRISTIANITY. Learn to read!
"The Holocaust (Christian [Catholic])"
What's that supposed to mean then?
It is ONE of the answers that pertain to this question! What language do we need to use in order for you to understand answers and comments? I speak 3 langguages, so which one should I use?
You identified the holocaust caused by Christianity. That is simply false.
No, it is true. Do the research.
It was caused by Adolf Hitler and his nazis, who are not Christian in any sense of the word. Besides, even if they thought they were Christian, that was not their motivation to destroy the Jews.
What is your research link, sos? Both the pogroms of Europe and the Holocaust were caused by Christians against Jews. You need to stop believing in the lie that the Nazis weren't Christian. They r just as much xtian as you are. Even today.
"We must get rid of the Jews in the name of Christ" said NO Nazi ever. Hitler wanted power. People were brainwashed into thinking he was great because Germany was in such economic trouble after WW1. End of argument. Google it.
Google Hitler was a Christian.
Read Matthew 7:21 to 7:23. I don't care what Hitler claimed to be.
And I don't care what your bible says.
So remain ignorant when I point you towards the truth. You won't even bother to read it! I guess believe what you want then!
I have read your bible and I find it to be the most vile group of books ever written. It is certainly not worthy of being a reference book. I do not accept its terrorist philosophy.
Are you that deceived? You are so far down the rabbit hole, it may take a miracle to bring you to God, but I will pray for you anyway.
I am not the one that is deceived. I read the books, I understand the errors, the contradictions, the violence, the hypocrisy of it all, apparently you do not.
"Nazi victims also included many homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, priests and ministers, members of labor unions, and Communists and other political opponents."
http://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced … tab=homepa
Yep, those Christians hate a lot of different kinds of people. They target everyone, even themselves. Just like Islam actually.
You are so stubborn. Just accept that they weren't a Christian group.
Why can't you accept they were and still are Christians?
Because I have found no proof that they are. I have looked at reliable articles and seen nothing that would prove that they were Christians.
Google Nazi political party and main religion.
No I'm still not seeing it. I have also looked at articles in encyclopedia brittanica, history study center and world book advanced. None of these have proved what you say to be true. As far as I can see,the political ideology was almost a religion
First of all this seems mostly about Adolf Hitler. Second of all, I don't know if it's a reliable article. Third of all, it's written all over this text that many of his views contradicted Christian teaching.
According to: http://www.thetoptens.com/atrocities-co … -religion/
1. The Christian Crusades
2. The Jihads of Islam
3. The Spanish Inquisition (Christian)
4. The Ku Klux Klan murders (Christian)
5. The Holocaust (Christian [Catholic])
6. The 30 Year's War in Europe (Christian)
7. Armenian Genocide (Islam)
8. Muslim Conquests 622-1924 (Islam)
9. Mayan and Aztec Sacrifices (Mayan/Aztec)
10. Witch Hunts & Wiccan Murders (Christianity)
But we can also add:
1. 10 million+ Estimated number of Native Americans living in land that is now the United States when European explorers first arrived in the 15th century (Christian)
2. Human sacrifices were still occurring in Buddhist Burma in the 1850s.
3. Thuggee murders in India.
4. Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857 (Mormons)
5. Central African Republic Genocide (2012 – Present) (Christians against Muslims)
6. Bosnian Genocide (1992 – 1995)
7. The Pogroms (1881 – 1884; 1903 – 1906; 1917 -1921) (Christian)
8. American Slavery (c. 1619 – 1865) (Christian)
9. The Albigensian Crusade (1209-1229) (Christians against Catharism)
10. Hypatia and the Library at Alexandria (415) (Christians against Pagans)
11. Catholic-sponsored Death Camps in Vietnam
12. Christian Scientists and Jehovah's Witnesses that allow their children to die because they believe in "faith" healing over modern medicine.
And not mention the Old Testament where Jews killed each other, often in horrible ways.
Yes, it was. Hitler was a Catholic, which is a Christian sect. You want to deny Hitler claimed to be Christian, but you can't. He used the cruxifiction as his reason for killing Jews. Or were you ignorant of that fact? Accept your corrupt religion.
You can't seem to understand that anyone can say they are Christian! Are they really is the question. When are people going to wake up and realize Islam is not a religion of peace? Instead they want to discredit Christianity!
I have discredited several religions in my answer. You think Christianity is being persecuted? Try reading my answer again and try to figure it out. Read the question again too. It's not just about Christianity. They are just the worst religion.
Whatever. Remember that when Sharia Law comes to your town and you're about to be beheaded for not converting to Islam!
I am not afraid of that happening. You can hide away in your little locked room if you want to, i live in a free country. Some stupid white Christian is more likely to kill you than a muslim terrorist.
Okay....who says America will stay a free country?
I did. You need to learn to read too. There is no reason to think that Islam or Sharia law will ever be the rule in the USA. You are afraid of the wrong things. We are 25 times more powerful than they are.
Add Vlad the impaler (real Dracula). Now there's a double whammy. First he was abused by the ottoman ruler, and then turned around and massacred them and his own people years later. All the while the Pope actually labeled him a Christian warrior.
Thanks, Dean! Yes, we could add a whole lot of the Pope's "warriors for Christ". God sanctioned murder is quite popular. It all depends on which god you want to work for.
Evil thing done in the name of a religion? Between 5th century to 17th century, that is what the western world is all about. We know till 17th century, China was the most powerful nation in the world, for the past 1000 years (except a little while during the 13th century, where Mongolia was more powerful), but do you know prior to the Christian era, the Roman Empire was equally powerful? There are a lot of historian debating if China vs Rome, who would actually win.
And the bible teach a lot of f***ed up things
Deuteronomy 22:20-22 [But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house.] Thus according to it, we shall kill a woman for not been a virgin (EVIL)
Chronicles 15:12-13 [And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul, but that whoever would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman.] So, according to the bible u must kill a non believer (EVIL!!!)
Deuteronomy 17:2-5 [If there is found among you, within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing his covenant, and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden, and it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel, then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones.] This kind of remind me of those cults that try to control people by getting their followers to all live in a concentrated area and if anybody try to leave or question the religion, those people would be killed.
These are just a few, there are so many more, which unfortunetly because there is a limitation to the text box here, I can not point out all. But these are some of the main one. Despite the bible claim to be Holy, it is nothing more the a book of evil.
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